The city’s public nursery schools, the pride of Venice, willfully destroyed by the Brugnaro administration

In a few years we have witnessed the dissipation and destruction of all the progress and successes achieved over decades of effort, experimentation, collaboration and social struggle that made the network of educational services the pride of the City of Venice, a “model” that was studied and imitated. By Monica Sambo       22 April 2022 Education … More The city’s public nursery schools, the pride of Venice, willfully destroyed by the Brugnaro administration

Bitter Regrets at Rialto: Mascari – “The colors, aromas and tradition have disappeared”

Owner of the historic Drogheria Mascari looks at the current situation with dismay: “Without residents there is no future” 16 April 2022 By T. Borz VENICE “The sounds, aromas, colors and the liveliness of a market that has been part of the history of Venice for a thousand year are gone”. Iginio “Gino” Mascari proudly … More Bitter Regrets at Rialto: Mascari – “The colors, aromas and tradition have disappeared”

Twelve stalls removed and a ban on food sales: reorganization of the Rialto Market passes in Council

The council’s resolution rearranges the spaces used by the stalls, bans vendors from selling prepared food, and provides for new curtains for the Pescheria. By Eugenio Pendolini 15 April 2022 VENICE. The number of fruit and vegetable stalls will be reduced, from the current 40 to 28, of which 24 are in the Erbaria area … More Twelve stalls removed and a ban on food sales: reorganization of the Rialto Market passes in Council

Serious understaffing at city nursery schools persists. City of Venice expands nursery and primary school privatization.

Opposition councilors once again decry the lack of staffing at some nursery schools: “The ratio of children to teachers is not being respected”. [Ed. Note: This post is a combination of two stories about public schools in Venice that appeared within days of each other. To echo what is said in these articles, if you … More Serious understaffing at city nursery schools persists. City of Venice expands nursery and primary school privatization.

Budget Surplus of 91 million Euro for 2021: “Services have been cut from the City”

The Democratic Party: “This money is meant to pay for primary schools, transportation and culture. There have been scarce investments on public housing. The sports complex is a mortgage on future resources” 24 March 2022 The management report for the City of Venice will close with a budget surplus of 91 million Euros for 2021, … More Budget Surplus of 91 million Euro for 2021: “Services have been cut from the City”

Murano, expensive gas and an endless crisis. The Signoretto glassworks shuts down its furnaces

Paola, daughter of Pino, the glass artist known around the world, voices her anger. “If my father was still alive he would die from the pain of seeing all this” By Vera Mantengoli 17 March 2022 MURANO. “If my father were still alive he would die of pain to see what is happening”. Paola Signoretto, … More Murano, expensive gas and an endless crisis. The Signoretto glassworks shuts down its furnaces

Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

A law for regulation of the activity of short-term rental and the protection of residents in cities with high housing pressure By Giovanni Leone 9 March 2022 Last November, director Andrea Segre offered the city a free screening of the film Welcome Venice, which is set on Giudecca, and tells the story of the conflict … More Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

Arsenale and the city, a vital symbiosis being suffocated by Brugnaro

This administration’s decision to give up areas that are so important and strategic for Venice is incomprehensible. The only objective is to use the area as a backdrop for parties, events or fashion shows. By Monica Sambo 17 February 2022 The city is conceding areas of Arsenale instead of giving a future to the city! … More Arsenale and the city, a vital symbiosis being suffocated by Brugnaro

The Mayor’s end of the year Press Conference – the city is in an economic and healthcare crisis, and the only priority is a sports complex. A disaster for Venetians. By Monica Sambo

The Sports Complex: is this really the priority for the city? [Ed. Note: Monica Sambo is a City Councilor in Venice and leader of the local PD. What follows is her reaction to Luigi Brugnaro’s end of the year press conference, where he announced that the European Recovery Funds and “resources saved by the Municipality” … More The Mayor’s end of the year Press Conference – the city is in an economic and healthcare crisis, and the only priority is a sports complex. A disaster for Venetians. By Monica Sambo

Veneto Region allocates 3 million Euro in non-repayable funds to save the master glassmakers of Murano

The Region approves an emergency measure to support the artistic glass manufacturing businesses of Murano, which are suffering from the drastic increase in the cost of natural gas. Councilor Marcato: “A rapid response to their request, for us it was an obligation” 19 November 2021 VENEZIA. “We have made an extraordinary effort at the end … More Veneto Region allocates 3 million Euro in non-repayable funds to save the master glassmakers of Murano